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07-10-2012, 05:02 PM
Slew Foots
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Originally Posted by Stjonnypopo View Post
I won't get into the veteran argument but a fairly common theme we've seen from cup winners is that they have big impact players playing on their ELCs, which means that their cap hit is really low for their skill level, so the team has been able to absorb the cap hit of a rental towards the end of the season.
This is very true. Which is why I don't think there's any way the Habs can win a cup with their current roster. In order to position themselves to make a run in 2-3 years, I'd like to see them give a guy like Eller a more prominent role on the team right away. Also, they should really give guys like Galchenyuk, Gallagher and Leblanc a fair shot at landing top-9 roles as of this season, so that they are ready to become key contributors by then.

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